Target Lovin’

I admit it. I am a Target junkie. I adore the way I can walk through the store and find stuff that I need and get inspired, too! The color combinations on all of their signs and ads are so fresh and fun, and you just can’t help but be happy when you’re walking down the aisles, checking stuff out! Today was no different!

I brought home a lamp for my newly-painted and newly-linened bedroom, candles that smell like margaritas, a cute springy green top, some chips and dip, some ribbon, and oh yeah . . . the cleaning stuff I’d actually gone in for! Anyway, back to the FUN stuff I bought!

I love how Target has a bunch of kraft paper and fabric journals and boxes and stuff in different colors. Last year, they had Cool Caribbean, and I bought a bunch of those (and naturally, all the other colors they had, too). This afternoon, I hit the office supply aisle, and what did I find? Bunches of journals in Purely Pomegranite. I had to get a few, of course, and then had to work on this little project while the idea was still in my brain.


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I started with a 6″ x 6″ kraft journal from Target that I’d wheeled in Wild Wasabi. Since I’d already made one petal at Bunco on Monday night (one of the ladies is a stamper and is very excited about the new catalog, so I had to show her how to use the new stuff!), I just had to do a couple more! All of the chipboard petals were inked (direct to pad, I’m super lazy!) and set aside to dry. Then I stamped the paisley petal on Whisper White, cut those out, and adhered them to the cardstock with Scotch Tacky Adhesive. The leaves were inked with Wasabi, and then doodled on with the gel pen.

I glued a strip of ribbon down along the seam, and then adhered all the petals and leaves, again with Scotch Tacky Adhesive. The center of the flower was made the same as the petals, but I added some pleated narrow organdy (cover back of chipboard with Sticky Strip, and pleat as you go!), a blingy brad, and then adhered the whole thing with a big ol’ glue dot. After all that was placed, I added Stickles here and there for some extra shine.

All of the other things are pretty straightforward, so I won’t bore you all with the details. I can’t wait to fill this with notes and sketches – it’s already in my purse and will be a huge improvement over my current note situation (scribbles all over the backs of crumbly receipts and envelopes and sticky notes galore)!

Here are all the supplies:
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Label Classics, Typeset Upper & Lowercase, Three for You, See You Around jumbo wheel
Ink: Purely Pomegranite, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Trio Flower punch, Ice Circle Rhinestones, Blossoms & Basics Chipboard, Narrow White Organdy, Sticky Strip, Large Glue Dots, Making Memories “Cheeky” stitched ribbon (perfectly coordinates with Wild Wasabi), green Swarovski crystals, White Signo Gel Pen, Scotch Tacky Adhesive, Stickles

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  1. Kathy W
    Posted June 13, 2007 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Wow, this journal is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I sure have seen a lot of neat things made with the Pick A Petal set. Looks like it will need to go on my wish list.

  2. Posted June 13, 2007 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Cute! Isn’t it interesting how the in colors are really in everywhere? I always think that is so cool and amazing! Can we place orders with you now? My name is spelled… “G E E T A” and it rhymes with Britta. πŸ˜‰

  3. Posted June 13, 2007 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Very cute! I need to do something like this. I’ve already filled up my other journal that I made and it’s definitely time for a new one.

  4. PJBstamper
    Posted June 13, 2007 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Great job on the journal! And, thanks for the warning! I won’t be going down that aisle since I don’t have Purely Pomegranite and won’t be getting it… at least not for a while. No, I didn’t say that! I said I’m not getting it. I don’t need it… I don’t want it… I don’t even like it! (did I convince anyone yet??)

  5. Posted June 13, 2007 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    This is fabulous! I have to make one of my own!

  6. Angi
    Posted June 13, 2007 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Jenn ~ your journal is simply stunning! I love everything about it, from the colors you used to the flower punch. I was going to resist preording, but you just sent me straight to the SU! website to place my order! *wink*

  7. Posted June 14, 2007 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    This is a fantastic project! I love all your embellishments and color combination! WOW!

  8. Posted June 14, 2007 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    I also love strolling the aisles of Target looking for inspirational items πŸ™‚ Your journal is absolutely gorgeous. You did a wonderful job.


  9. Posted June 14, 2007 at 5:23 am | Permalink


    This journal is absolutely stunning. I recently posted a journal on my blog, but I really love what you have done with yours, its very bright and beautiful. Great job. Anna

  10. Keri Jackson
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    BEAUTIFUL!! I think I need one of those πŸ™‚

  11. Posted June 14, 2007 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    This is just to die for! Adorable!

  12. Posted June 14, 2007 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    This is fabulous, Jenn! I love what you did with this!!!

  13. Posted June 14, 2007 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    This is adorable! The flower is the perfect size for the journal. I got a bunch of journals from the $1 spot so maybe I’ll have try this idea out. I LOVE that it has my name on it too. LOL!

  14. Sue Symens
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Cute, cute, cute! You must have a pretty big purse. HA!

  15. Posted June 14, 2007 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    I do, Sue! Come summertime, I always have extra junk to lug around. I have a big basket-y purse from Brighton that I can fit my camera and a bunch of other stuff in, too!

  16. Alexis R
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Great idea…I actually have one of those is red…it’s suppose to be a baby journal for my now one year old. πŸ˜‰

  17. Jenn Nahrstadt
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Are you and Michelle Wooderson sharing ideas via ESP? πŸ™‚ I too have been making notes on the backs of receipts, and so I need to make one of these for myself! I have one of the orange versions of this notebook series, and I hope they don’t stop making them abruptly, like Target can be known to do. Thanks for sharing…

  18. Posted June 14, 2007 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    That journal rocks, Jenn! I love the new colors on it, and the Pick a Petal is perfect! The ribbon and bling look super as well! (Wish I could make it to Target more. I love it too.)

  19. Posted June 14, 2007 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Wow, wow, wow!

  20. Posted June 14, 2007 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Love your journal, so fresh and fun!

  21. Posted June 14, 2007 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    What a nice journal – love it! I know what you mean about Target – I cannot get out of that store with JUST the stuff I went in for – LOL! Great book Jen!

  22. Debra
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Beautiful journal!!!

  23. Posted June 14, 2007 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Love it! Feel a case comin’ on….

  24. Posted June 14, 2007 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Purely Pomegranate??? No way!!!!! I need to get to Target! What you did is awesome! I love those journals – I bougt some last year in Teal.

    hey – btw – did you realize SCS is down? I was going to call you but I have to get to work.


  25. Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Wow! That is the cutest thing ever! Those flowers are amazing, all that glitter and bling! I try to limit my trips to Target for just the reasons you described, but I may not be able to resist now!

  26. Lisa
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    This is just adorable!

  27. Posted June 14, 2007 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Adorable, I love the colors. I wish we had Targets in Canada…it’s not fair!

  28. Posted June 14, 2007 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    This is so adorable! And I can completely relate to all you say about Target – I’m a total Target junkie!

  29. Posted June 14, 2007 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    This is hot! I think I have some of these stashed away. I need to find where they are.

  30. Paula R
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    I love this little journal! I’m so jealous of all of you who have already gotten some new rubber. Hurry July 1!

  31. Posted June 14, 2007 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Yes, yes, You’re such a bomb when you get these shoppin’ inspirations!! Surprised? Of course not, but it’s certainly a delight to see the results! Ohhhh, those petals, Jenn!!


  32. Posted June 14, 2007 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome, I’d say more but I would just be repeating myself…this is awesome *grin*

  33. Bonnie aka raduse
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    This is just awesome. Ok, I’m sold on this set now.

  34. Susan Bally
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 8:38 pm | Permalink


    Great looking journal. Two years ago,I bought these same journals and gave them out to all the females that went on a cruise with my husband and I. I told them to journal what they did each day as a special rememberance. I only stamped their initials on the front cover. Yours is definately prettier.


  35. Posted June 15, 2007 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Too funny…I just stamped one of these the other day myself. I’ve only gotten the black knowing I can match it. Good to know the pink matches Pomegranate!!

  36. Posted June 18, 2007 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I just love what you come up with…I am always amazed at the color combos that you do. Brilliant!!!

  37. Jen Stevenson
    Posted July 6, 2007 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    White out the last “n” and you can send it to me!

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